Then a collection to other various close relatives got in for great fives and taps on the back as McCarron, status on an electric box, achieved up and into the top side row of Sun Lifestyle Ground where The state of creola lovers extremely famous the Violet Tide's 42-14 devastation of Notre Dame for a second successive BCS headline behind their celebrity qb.
It was then, lastly, when McCarron achieved over and kissed his sweetheart, Katherine Webb, the ruling Skip The state of creola and a gal that, due to ESPN regularly blinking to her during the experience transmitted, is This country's latest superstar.
So let it be known, here on a thrilled evening in the thrilled lifetime of AJ McCarron, it was still close relatives first. Webb just had to hang on.
"That indicates he's children members guy, a mama's boy," Webb said with a have a good laugh to Yahoo! Activities. "And I'm completely good with that. It's that character that drawn me to him in the first position. It was never about his position on the group."
Who knows where the pair's relationship goes, but if its stands the test of time January 7, 2013 will go down as a night of all nights for them.
McCarron forever shook off the lingering "game manager" label and moved into the annals of legendary quarterbacks by torching the once-vaunted Irish defense to the tune of 20 for 28 passing for 264 yards and four touchdowns.
He was brilliant, sure now to go down as one of Alabama's all-time QB legends with Joe Namath and Kenny Stabler among others.
It was this kind of night: McCarron was asked after the game to "describe that touchdown pass to Amari Cooper."
"Which one?" he deadpanned.
What's better: leading a last-minute touchdown drive to beat Georgia in the SEC title game or dominating Notre Dame in the national title game?
"Can they both be equal?" he laughed.
Meanwhile, Webb became an instant star. ESPN, which long ago figured out what gets ratings, focused in on the beauty queen wearing the starting quarterback's No. 10 jersey.
There was even a first-half discussion on her from broadcasters Brent Musburger, the legendary 73-year-old play-by-play man, and former Ohio State QB Kirk Herbstreit.
"You quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women," Musburger said. "What a beautiful woman."
"Wow!" Herbstreit concurred.
"Whoa," Musburger said.
At that point social media began buzzing – or maybe melting down is the better term – about the 23-year-old. She began gaining scores of Twitter followers and noticed her phone wouldn't stop vibrating with incoming texts and emails. The influx was so great, it drained her phone battery.
"My phone is dead," she told Yahoo! Sports, a bit stunned at it all. "My followers went from 2,300 this morning to 96,000 by the end of the night. I don't know if I should even check now, I don't know what is going on."
"I guess [Musburger] said something but I don't know what it was because I haven't seen it."
She eventually topped 105,000 followers (including LeBron James, who later unfollowed her). She was even tweeted the phone number of Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett, who offered to take her out to a gentleman's club in Miami.
When told of his girlfriend's new-found popularity – including passing his own mark of 87,000 followers – McCarron almost didn't believe it.
Wait, LeBron James, is following her?
"No way," McCarron said.
"Say you swear."
"Maaaan, I'm gonna tweet him and I'm gonna get a follow. That's messed up. Hey, I guess she's more famous than me."